Monthly Archives: February 2010

Chocolate Macarons with Bramley & Gage Dittisham Plum Liqueur Buttercream

You will soon find out why I have been perfecting practicing making these French Macarons.

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Fresh and Roasted Peppers Sandwich with Fresh Peas and Pea Hummus

Arugula, with its  rich, nutty, peppery taste made this sandwich my new favorite.  It’s the grown-up greens (bold) to complement the pea hummus (sweet).  The fire-roasted red sweet peppers and fresh green jalapenos combo took my lunch to a new … Continue reading

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Garden-Fresh Pea Hummus

When one has an abundance of garden-fresh peas, one thinks of ways not to waste harvest.  Of course I have eaten the shoots and tendrils and stir-fried the pods of sugarsnap peas, but how about garden or shelling peas?  Pods … Continue reading

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Panko-Crusted Salmon with French Sorrel Sauce

French Sorrel is the only thing the squirrels left me on the west deck.  I picked it up at the Sloat Garden Center in Kentfield late fall and it overwintered really well.  Fortunately, the flavor of sorrel matches well with … Continue reading

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Long Beans and Squash in Coconut Cream (Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa)

Ingredients 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, diced (you may omit or add more) prawns shelled and heads reserved (you may use pork instead or make the dish vegetarian) 1 cup of water squash, cubed … Continue reading

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French Macarons with Creme de Cassis Buttercream

First of all, thank you very much to Ms. Vicki Larson of Marin Independent Journal for stumbling upon my blog last week.  Here’s the link to her article Macarons, A Tiny Taste of Love. Thank you all very much for … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Pancit Canton (Wheat Noodle)

Gmail Chat with my Mom and Alton Brown talking about hot cocoa in the background triggered Filipino food cravings.   I immediately got up, opened the pantry and made Philippine-Style Hot Cocoa (will post recipe later).  It’s pretty much like the … Continue reading

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